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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX Standard
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $17,697 $19,035
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 20 20 $17,697 $19,035
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,235 $19,845
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 20 20 $18,235 $19,845
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,149 $20,860
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 20 20 $19,149 $20,860
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 28 $20,139 $21,960
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 28 $20,832 $22,730
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 28 $21,345 $23,300
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 20 26 $19,446 $21,190
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,446 $21,190
4-Door Wagon SE Deluxe 20 26 $20,004 $21,810
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Deluxe 19 26 $20,004 $21,810
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $20,625 $22,500
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 20 26 $21,057 $22,980
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE/SXT 22 29 $17,026 $18,340
2-Door Coupe R/T 20 29 $19,744 $21,360
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $16,515 $17,755
4-Door Sedan SE PLUS/SXT 21 30 $17,473 $18,820
4-Door Sedan ES 20 27 $19,449 $21,015
4-Door Sedan R/T 20 27 $19,998 $21,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,697
$16,515
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,035
$17,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$296 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 35.8
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 52.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.7 94
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 191.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 108.0
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 31.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 70.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.0 16.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x 0.40
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 11.1 x 0.55
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65TR15
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65TR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3326 3207
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 10.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 510
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 4900 150 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 3950 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EDZ
Displacement 3.0L/182 2.4L/146
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.57
Trans Order Code NA DGL
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 2.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Dodge Stratus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .81 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink Normal Duty
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Normal Duty
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .73 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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